Ths DIS is a great place to ask Orlando Stroller rental questions and share tips.
Orlando Stroller Rentals is your #1 place to rent a high-end stroller to use during your family vaction to the Orlando area.  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Families
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
queenofmykingdom
Earning My Ears
 
queenofmykingdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 63

Age for no stroller needed?

YDS will be a month away from 6 on our next trip. We are trying to decide of we should bring a stroller, rent a city mini, or rent a park if needed. Do almost 6 year old need a stroller in the parks?
__________________
Dolphin 8/98
POFQ 12/05
CBR 9/09
ME
DH
DS1 DS2 DS3
queenofmykingdom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
danceintherain
DIS Veteran
 
danceintherain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,101

You're going to get the whole spectrum on this.
Some kids will be fine without them at that age, others won't.
It depends to some degree on your touring style as well.
__________________
~*Becca*~
Well Begun is Half Done...When Plans Go Awry: April 2013 Trip Report
Me (27) DH (27) DS (3) DD (born Feb 2014)
NEXT TRIP: SoG Dec 28-Jan 4, 2015 ~ POFQ Apr 13-20, 2013 ~ CBR: Nov 7-12, 2010 ~ Doubletree Guest Suites: July 8-14, 2009 ~ AKL: Jan 4-13, 2009 ~ Off-Property: New Year's 2006-2007, Spring Break 2001, Florida Resident 1991
danceintherain is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-28-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
lan3
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 150

We just got back for a week at WDW with my 3 kids who just turned 6. They walked the whole time. They were fine.
lan3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
queenofmykingdom
Earning My Ears
 
queenofmykingdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 63

Thanks. We are very relaxed tourists. Very laid back. So I guess we don't need to bring one, as he would be fine at DTD and around the hotel. Maybe rent at Epcot and MK?
__________________
Dolphin 8/98
POFQ 12/05
CBR 9/09
ME
DH
DS1 DS2 DS3
queenofmykingdom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
scootch
DIS Veteran
 
scootch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,528

My kids didn't need one per say, but they are awfully convenient and I used them at 6. Keeps the sun off them, place to store your stuff. Even though the ones at the park are expensive, to me they were some of the best money I ever spent.
__________________
~Amy~
~~WDW for ONE day in 1980(it was 105 degrees!!)
~~Nov 2004 Polynesian with my 2 princesses ages 2 1/2 and 5
~~Nov 2005 Contemporary
~~November 2006 Contemporary Making memories with my 21 year old niece with cancer
Sweet Lindsey passed March 2007
~~November 2007 WL
~~Nov 08 VWL
~~Nov 09 WDW BLT DiscoveryCove SeaWorld and DCL Wonder
~~April 2011 B2B Disney Dream
~~Nov 2011 WDW/BLT
~~Nov 2012 VWL/ Eastern Fantasy
~~ June 2013 DISNEYLAND/CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
~~Feb 2014 Contemporary/ Disney Eastern Fantasy
~~Nov 2014 Disney Grand Floridian Villas
scootch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #6
Disneylover99
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Just East of Toronto
Posts: 7,822

I think it depends on the time of year you travel. I will bring an umbrella stroller for my 6 year old in August because of the heat and humidity. If I were traveling with her at this time of year, she probably wouldn't need it.
Disneylover99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #7
growinupdisney
DIS Veteran
 
growinupdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: newport,n.c.
Posts: 944

My dd5 will turn 6 next week on our trip. I know she probably could do without I am planning on bringing ours. She has asthma and it intensifies with warm weather, if she gets tired its somewhere to rest, plus we love it for storage. We might not carry everyday/park but if we need it we have it.
__________________
Me: DH DD18 DS15 DD5








There is no better place on Earth than Walt Disney World!
growinupdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 12:49 AM   #8
Suzanne74
DIS Veteran
 
Suzanne74's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,497

The last time I ever brought a stroller myself was for a 4yr old. I have been known to rent at Epcot or AK up until 6. It all depends on season, park hours and whether you leave for a break. We never rent for HS or MK. There is so much compacted into them, it was fine. The stroller parking is insane at MK. We take advantage of the train at MK for a break too. For us, Epcot and AK was a lot more random walking from one location to another. I just think at 6, your child will be much more comfortable in the rental than an umbrella. They always tip too City Mini is too small. Maybe an Elite but we took that last time for my 2yr old and it was too heavy and bulky.
__________________
08/13 - POR Royal room, Saratoga Springs 1 bdrm and AoA Cars Suite,
09/11 - Kidani 1 bdrm villa savannah view!, 09/08 - Disney Cruise 4 night Wonder , 11/07 - Grand Floridian Christmas trip, 08/06 - POP Century (free dining), 10/05 - Coronado Springs Resort (free dining), 05/05 - Polynesian Lagoon Concierge, 09/04 - Old Key West 1 bdrm villa, 09/04 - Dolphin , 04/00 - Offsite, 06/98 - Contemporary, 08/96 - Contemporary Wing Room, 05/92 - Offsite, 08/90 - Disneyland, 4 other times with my family as a kid. All offsite.
Suzanne74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
Eureka
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 618

First time we went it was August and my younger DS was 5.5. We got a stroller after realizing he was going to melt down every day from the heat and exhaustion. Some days the 7 year old hopped on too. Next trip was in April when they were just-turned 8 and 10.5 and we didn't need one. We are going this summer when they are 10.5 and 12.5 and can't wait to do the parks at night since they are older and have more stamina. I am thinking *I* might need a stroller though lol!
Eureka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #10
RMulieri
DIS Veteran
 
RMulieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Tom Sawyers Island
Posts: 20,826

Our 1st trip with DD was when she was 4.We didn't use one and she was FINE.BUT we only have her, we tour at a leisurely pace and took breaks when needed.Honestly, most days she outlasted and outpaced me and DH
__________________
Going Back to the DarkSide -Universal Orlando and the Harry Potter Expansion January 2015
RMulieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 08:29 AM   #11
WantToGoNow
DIS Veteran
 
WantToGoNow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,285

My kids both last used strollers at WDW when they were 5. My oldest dd was past that age on her first trip so she never got pushed. My oldest dd took my youngest dd when she was 6 for a 9 day trip and no stroller was provided so she walked without complaint.
WantToGoNow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 08:41 AM   #12
JessM
We all have a dream
 
JessM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,120

It really does depend on the kid. Most 6 year olds should be fine without a stroller, especially if you child is pretty active at home they should be fine. However, I did go with some of my much younger cousins one year (7, 6, and 3). We had a double stroller and the 7 year old rode in it a lot whereas the 6 year old refused to get in it. The 3 year old would only ride in it when she was really tired, she wanted to be a "big" kid and did a really great job I must say! Suplemented by just a few shoulder rides from her favorite uncle

I wouldn't rent a stroller but if you find towards the end of the trip your child is dragging rent one in the parks. Best of both worlds
JessM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 08:45 AM   #13
eyor44
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 5,221

About age 6, DD only needed one at Epcot so we just rented one there for the day. Get a double and then you have a place for the backpack also.
eyor44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #14
pooh4evr
Mouseketeer
In STL we drink soda and eat barbecue, use realators, eat sherbert, and drive on rout farty far
 
pooh4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 2,385

I might bring one for our 6 yr old, but mostly to haul stuff so we don't have to hold everything on rides.
__________________
October '13 - All Star Sports - July 12' --3 day getaway then the beach! -Sept./Oct '11ASMuFS -Dec. '09 (9-19th) ASMuFS -
Dec. '07 (12-20th) Caribbean Beach -:First trip with kids May '05 BW LBV -Trip with DH June '99 Best Western Lake Buena Vista
pooh4evr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #15
MomRN
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 944

We rented a stroller for DS-6 on full Epcot and MK days. He's healthy and fit, but lazy, so he loved having a stroller. Also, I admit, it was much easier to push him across the park if trying to meet a fastpass deadline rather than encouraging him to move his little legs.
MomRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.